Other names: Samba, Wawa, Ayous, Arere, M'bado

Botanical name: Triplochiton scleroxylon

Density: Green 540 - 710 kg/m3

     Seasoned 390 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)

Durability: Not durable

Grain: Straight or Slightly / occasionally Interlocked

Texture: Medium

Heartwood: Whitish - pale straw

Sapwood: No clear distinction

Sawing: Easy (Slight blunting effect)

Drying: Rapid

              Risk of distortion: Slight

              Risk of checking: Slight

Machining: Not Difficult

Wood bending: Moderate

Gluing: Good

Nailing: Holding properties - Good

Finishing: Good but filling is advisable

End uses: Interior joinery (Mouldings), light furniture conponents, Plywood